Coolnwynpin State students put on their first musical

FIRST MUSICAL: Students prepare for the show's matinee and evening performances on Friday, October 20. Photo: Supplied
FIRST MUSICAL: Students prepare for the show's matinee and evening performances on Friday, October 20. Photo: Supplied

CALLS of “lights, theatre, action” have reverberated at Coolnwynpin State School as students prepare to bring the school’s first musical performance to life.

Teacher Lisa Rose said children had spent their lunchtimes rehearsing for the play, based on Disney’s 1998 animated movie Mulan, which also includes stage acts by classroom cohorts.

“Their production...provides an opportunity for every student in the school to perform,” Ms Rose said.

She said matinee and evening tickets were still available for purchase for the two shows at the school on Friday, October 20.

FIRST MUSICAL: Lead cast in the play. Photo: Supplied

FIRST MUSICAL: Lead cast in the play. Photo: Supplied

Ms Rose said students who excelled in the arts would be featured in the musical, along with performances by Cool Kids Dance Crew.

“Coolnwynpin State School considers itself the ’heart of the arts’, so their production of Disney’s Mulan Junior is sure to be worth watching,” she said.

Principal Mick Lawrance said he looked forward to watching the play, which celebrated students’ theatrical talents.

“Our school musical is one of many exciting and enriching opportunities that students at Coolnwynpin State School have had the opportunity to participate in with the area of the arts this year,” he said.

“The arts provide student with an opportunity to develop skills in collaboration, focus, perseverance, decision making, safe risk taking and accountability.”

The two performances on Friday, October 20 begin as 12.30pm and 6pm.

Tickets, which are $10 per adult and $8 per child, can be bought online at trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=317217.